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Tuesday, August 1st, 2006
10:53 pm
[ladyclanton]
Virgin post.
I always hate that first post when you have no idea what to say. Like, everything you originally type sounds uber-corny and you end up deleting everything five times before you finally say eff-it.

I'm Ashley. I'm seventeen. I start my senior year this upcoming friday. I weigh a little over three hundred pounds.

I'm hoping to lose 125 overall. I'm not setting a date, I don't want to be restricted by that. I would like to have lost at least 50-75 lbs by this time next summer, possibly sooner. I know it's going to take a while, so basically i'm restricting on what I eat. I'm going to get some vitamins, I'm really worried about not getting everything I need, but I'm not going to start throwing up after meals or not eating at all. /laughs/ and NO MORE COLAS. Evil they are, so only water and green tea.

& exercise.. gawd.. that's so tiring to say.

So.. I have a few questions.

1)What made you decide to start to lose weight? Describe the moment of epiphany that you had.
2)What's your favorite food (that is good for you, and that you think I might like)?
3)& what's your favorite type of exercise?
Sunday, April 16th, 2006
12:29 pm
[weeping_cloud]
Newbie
Hello! My name is Aly, I'm 18 and from Maryland. I became a "junk food vegetarian" a year ago. My family didn't understand the idea of artificial meat products, so I got stuck eating more dairy and occasional seafood (which kind of defeats the purpose of not eating meat.) So, in the past 12 months I've gained 20 pounds and I'm now considered overweight for my height and age.

I am 5' 6" and weigh about 160, I really need to get an accurate scale. I was last weighed by a perfectly functioning scale a month ago at the doctors.

I've recently began counting calories and hope to keep up with the habit. I don't want to look like a pop star, I just want to fit into my size 11 Glow jeans again lol And maybe lose a little more than that.

I highly recommend this site, it's got a list of almost any food's basic info imaginable:
http://www.thecaloriecounter.com/

Current Mood: bored
Thursday, March 30th, 2006
12:31 pm
[harliquinnraver]
intro
hello! just found this community today so i figured id join.

i have a terrible habit of eating out of boredom as well as eating larger portions than i should and eating a huge dinner and then going to bed. i suck. :(

im 24
5'6"
and last time i weighed myself over a year ago, i was 235 pounds.
im sure its more now.

id like to get down to 150 or even 130.

im considering keeping a meal journal and writing down what i eat, how much i eat and at what times i eat. that may keep me from eating late at night, or eating huge portions.

i went with my hubby to the gym a week or 2 ago and got so upset that i insisted we leave. the gym was full of these gorgeous thin healthy people and i was the only fat one there! :( everyone was looking at me and i just hate being stared at! it was terrible.

im all out of words now...but yeah, just joined, looking for some support. thanks!

Current Mood: distressed
Wednesday, January 11th, 2006
8:10 pm
[temptingeve]
Hey everyone *waves*

My name is Jesse, and I'm hoping to lose some weight soon. I go to an upscale, all-girls private school that is very sports oriented, and I am almost always the biggest girl in my classes. Anorexia and bulimia are very common, and it makes me feel really awkward that girls half my size think they're fat enough to make themselves throw up. Our uniform is a rather short skirt, so Im almost always nervous wearing it.

Here are my stats:
Age: 15
Height: 5'6 1/2
Goal Weight: 125
Highest Weight: 150
Current Weight: 145

I want to drop 20 pounds, but it seems like when I diet I just gain weight. Any suggestions?

Current Mood: nervous
Tuesday, October 18th, 2005
11:49 am
[kettle_corn_ick]
Hello...
Hello everyone. My name is kettle_corn_ick on this site, but you all can call me Kristin. I'm really more of a success story now, but I joined this community to help give support, because I believe that everyone has the ability to lose weight, especially if they have good friends to back them up.

A little over a year ago I weighed 210 lbs. and I was a junior in high school. Then one day I decided that I was going to get down to 160. Once I achieved this, I lowered my target weight. Now I weigh 125 and I feel good. How did I do it? I didn't follow a diet, because I was never able to stay on them, so I kinda did my own thing. I stopped drinking cola, and switched to diet. I also read portion sizes and ate the proper amount at dinner, rather than eating a huge amount. I never snacked...or at least I tried not to. I rewarded myself at the end of each day that I did good with a sugar free Klondike bar (not the healthiest snack, but ice cream was my vice). If I snacked during the day, I wouldn't get a reward.

I hope that I am well accepted here, because I want to help you all genuinely.

And now I have a question...

My father weighs a lot. He has tried to lose weight like I did, but he just doesn't have the self-discipline that he needs. He has decided to get gastric bypass surgery, but I've heard it's risky. For everyone who has undergone this...were you satisfied with it?

Once again...I'm here for support... :)

Love ya,
Kristin

Current Mood: indescribable
Tuesday, September 13th, 2005
9:54 am
[gastric_surgery]
& Yet, Another Surgery
Well, I've been having problems lately of course with my health. It's the reason I've had so many doctor's appointments & ultrasounds. Well, I got the liver ultrasound back...I get to have my gall bladder taken out on the 23rd(for now) & that should be exciting! I've got a pelvis ultrasound tomorrow to see if something is wrong down there because that's where I've actually been hurting a lot. I get to take my 6month post-op pictures on the 20th, so I'll be sure to post those for everyone to see.


Even with these damn health problems lately, I feel 10x better than I did 100lbs ago. I have more energy, I'm happier & just feeling my best.


Even though I'm happy, I'm still depressed because the first guy who actually likes me back had to leave yesterday & go back to his base that's 2 or 3hours away so that he can leave for Iraq on Thursday or after. It sucks, I cried my eyes out after he left. I wasn't gonna cry infront of him because I knew it'd make him feel worse. But as him & his dad, & mom drove off, me & his sister just started ballin'. I really care for this guy, & he wants me to wait but then he doesn't because he knows it's not fair for me. But I'm willing to try it just for the sake that I care about him.

Life Sucks.
Saturday, August 27th, 2005
2:33 pm
[gastric_surgery]
Amazed..
Okay, well seeing as I'm down to like 225-230, I've been happier..even with all this bloodwork bullshit I'm having to do lately.

Anyways, there's a guy on myspace that lives 3 hours from here & his sister lives here. We've all been talking for like 2-3 weeks. The only reason he's there is because he's on army duty (he leaves for Iraq NEXT month ;/). Well, he is the very first guy I've met online & yeah, I met his sister & his friend too.

They chilled out here last night & well, we had a great time because they were drinking (not me though) & he was just funny. Anyways, his sister passed out at like 1am so we all went outside till 5am & by that time I was like about to fall asleep. Well, he offered to tuck me in & ended up cuddling with me, right?

Anyways, this morning we woke up & started making out & things kind of went a little further...not sex, but a foreplay. I know you all are thinking "WHAT A SLUT", but I've not kissed a guy since I was like 14 & I AM A VIRGIN (due to my weight mostly because I was uncomfortable.) He kind of did & didn't want to go all the way because we just met like yesterday evening & I'm honestly afraid I guess of being judged. I didn't even wanna do what we did, but we did. It was like you know in a bed, you couldn't really not do it because it felt so right. Anyways, tonight. All four of us are going out to dinner & then to a movie. And I think he's gonna stay the night again. I don't want to make a mistake, but I am a 19 year old virgin & I like want to do it. I know people say "don't rush in", but he's just so enjoyable & respectful. He didn't pressure me or anything. It was just great to be somewhat intimate for once in my life..
Wednesday, August 24th, 2005
10:14 pm
[gastric_surgery]
Test Results
Okay, I went back to my doctor for my results. Although she hasn't gotten back the results from the heart ultrasound..the blood work showed that my liver enzymes were a little high. So now, I am scheduled for a liver ultrasound on Tuesday. Tomorrow, I have to go get one of those 24-hour heart monitors that you just attach to your pants. This is because of my low heart rate that I've had & my past family history. My dad's mom died from sudden death because of her heart. She also wants me to go see a cardiovascular doctor after I get the results back, IF they're bad.


My sister got on a site & it said that high level of enzymes of the liver are caused by bypass surgery of the stomach & one way to fix the problem is having it undone. THAT AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN.

I'd post the link, but the papers are in my car & I'm too lazy to go get them. Anyways, I'll update when all the results are in.
Tuesday, February 1st, 2005
10:50 pm
[funkijunk]
why can't people be nice?
Does anyone else want to eat like crazy when someone is rude to them?

My Day: Sucky lj communities moderators being rude to me. (other than that, it was GREAT)!

Today, I started my livejournal. I was on blogspot before, but decided to try this one on for size. I joined several healthy weight loss communities to help me stick to my health plans for this year. I want to get down to 125-130lb. Unfortunately, when I posted my introduction to 2 of the groups I was rejected. The first groups moderator sent me a slightly rude email stating that since my lj was new, and I was talking about the patches that I used to lose weight last month and linking a place to buy them, it was considered a spam. The second groups moderator sent me an uppity note about how my weightloss goals were unhealthy and my use of the patch is unhealthy. I think some people shouldn't be so judgmental, and for that matter should do their research before making statements about other people and products as if they are facts. The patch is all natural and is as dangerous as a cup of herbal tea. It has no ephedra at all and they don't know anything about it! As for me supposedly spamming to get people to my site, I said people could go to see my before and after pictures, and that they didn't have to look at the rest if they didn't want to. I was just proud of my weight loss and wanted to show off my photos, that's all. I don't think anyone really needed to be rude to me. Regarding my weight loss goals, if you consider the fact that I have tiny bones (5" wrists give you an idea)? 125 is quite fine for me! I think that the most cowardly thing of all was that neither of them gave me a chance to reply to these accusations. Oh, I tried, but my responses would not post. How rude is that???

Current Mood: annoyed
4:16 pm
[funkijunk]
Hi there.
Age: 29
Height: 5'9"
Goal Weight: 125
Highest Weight: 200
Current Weight: 185

Hi everyone! I'm OZ and I'm joining up for a bit of support. I've lost 15lb over the last month using the weight loss patch and am here to share my experiences with everyone. See my website for photos if you like!
OZ

Current Mood: cheerful
Tuesday, December 7th, 2004
8:41 pm
[atkinsgemini]
Intro
Hello everyone ... I'm Sarah, 25 years old, and just got on the scale earlier this evening to a saddening 265 pound weigh-in. (I am 5'7") The last time I was on the scale, it was about 30 pounds less, and I know that my clothes are too tight and now I see why.  I am a person in the bad habit of not eating all day and then eating a big meal at night and going to bed.  I know, bad! bad! bad!  lol.  I am paying for it now.  I have two little boys, ages 3.5 and 1.5 years old.  I am going to do a combo of a few things to drop down my weight ... primarily Atkins and supplements and suppressants.  Glad to meet new people, and you can always feel free to go to my regular LJ serendipitous24 I am still setting everything up, so I will hope to post more soon. 

Current Mood: sad
Saturday, November 13th, 2004
4:17 pm
[eva_mctavish]
Hi, my name is Danica, and I'm the moderator of this community. Last time I stepped on a scale I was 312 lbs. I have a one year old son and have been married two and a half years. I started my diet/exercise program two days ago and found myself in need of some support. I decided to create my own. Right now, I'm counting calories and doing Tai Bo once a day for half an hour. I don't own a scale and frankly, don't want to know what I weigh now. I plan to measure my success for the time being by how my clothes fit. I have a range of clothing sizes in my closet and I can't wait to slip into those size 24 jeans! Anyway, welcome and enjoy!
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